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Oregon State Profile

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Population

  • With 3,641,056 residents in 2005, Oregon is the 27th most populated state in the U.S.
  • The total population of Oregon grew 6.4 percent from 2000 to 2005 – a growth rate higher than the U.S. average of 5.3 percent.
  • Oregon is becoming more diverse. The percentage of Whites is declining while the percentages of Hispanics and Asians are growing.

Distribution (%) of Total Population by Race/Ethnicity from 2000 to 2005
Race/Ethnicity 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
White 83.8% 83.3% 82.9% 82.4% 82.0% 81.6%
Hispanic, Latino 8.1% 8.5% 8.8% 9.2% 9.6% 9.9%
African-American 1.6% 1.6% 1.6% 1.6% 1.6% 1.6%
Native American, AK Native 1.2% 1.2% 1.2% 1.2% 1.1% 1.1%
Asian, Pacific Islander 3.2% 3.3% 3.4% 3.5% 3.6% 3.6%
Two or More Races 2.0% 2.1% 2.1% 2.1% 2.1% 2.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates

Oregon - Cities and Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)

  • The four largest cities (Metropolitan Areas) in Oregon are Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, Salem, Eugene-Springfield, and Medford.
  • Portland had an estimated population of 2,095,861 in 2005 – the 24th largest MSA in the U.S.
  • The estimated population of Salem (the capital of OR) in 2005 was 375,560 – the 131st largest metropolitan area in the U.S.
  • Eugene was the 143rd largest metropolitan area in the U.S. with 335,180 residents.
  • Medford had 195,322 residents – the 206th largest MSA in the U.S.

Oregon - Income and Poverty

  • In 2004, Oregon ranked 29th among the 50 states in personal income per capita ($30,561 per resident).
  • Oregon’s personal income relative to the U.S. has fallen from equal to the U.S. average in 1960 to 93 percent in 2004 (see below).

Personal Income per Capita in Oregon as a Percent of the U.S. Average from 1960 to 2004
Oregon per capita income map
Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

  • Among the 50 states, Oregon has the 16th highest percentage of its total population living in poverty (14.1%) and the 22nd highest percentage of children under 18 living in poverty (18.4%) – 2005 American Community Survey.

Oregon - Educational Attainment

  • In 2005, Oregon ranked 25th among the 50 states in the percentage of its adults aged 25 to 64 with at least high school diploma (88.9%).
  • Oregon ranked 20th in the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor’s degree or higher (29.2%) and 18th in the percentage with a graduate or professional degree (10.3%).
  • Relative to the U.S. average, Oregon has smaller percentages of adults who have less than a high school education and have completed just a high school diploma, a larger percentage with some college but no degree, and about the same as the U.S. average with college degrees – associate and higher (see below).

Educational Attainment of 25 to 64 Year Olds in 2005 – Oregon and the U.S. Average
Oregon education attainment
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

Oregon - Workforce and Economy

  • In 2005, Oregon had the 11th lowest unemployment rate of all states – 4.0 percent compared to the U.S. average of 5.1 percent. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • The distribution of employment by occupation in Oregon is similar to the nation as a whole – with a larger percentage of employment in farming, fishing, and forestry occupations and a slightly larger percentage in production occupations (see below).

Distribution (%) of Employment by Occupation in 2005
Distribution (%) of Employment by Occupation in 2005
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

  • The distribution of employment by industry reveals a similar pattern of employment – with a larger percentage of Oregon’s employment in the manufacturing industry, and also the retail trade industry (see below).

Distribution (%) of Employment by Industry in 2005
Distribution (%) of Employment by Industry in 2005
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

  • Oregon ranked 11th among the 50 states on the Progressive Policy Institute’s 2002 State New Economy Index – an index that measures the degree to which states are structured according to the new “knowledge-based” economy. (Located at: http://www.neweconomyindex.org/states/index.html)

Oregon - Health and Well-Being

  • 16.5 percent of Oregon residents do not have health insurance – the 14th highest percentage in the U.S. (2005 Current Population Survey)
  • 21.2 percent of Oregon residents are overweight enough to be labeled obese – lower than the national average of 23.1 percent (Centers for Disease Control)
  • In Oregon, 205 per 100,000 residents died of cancer during the years 2000 to 2002 – slightly higher than the U.S. average of 204 per 100,000 residents (Centers for Disease Control).
  • A higher proportion of Oregon residents (296 of 100,000) died of cardiovascular complications from 2000 to 2002 – lower than the national average of 333 per 100,000 residents (Centers for Disease Control).
  • On the 2005 America’s Health Rankings (United Health Foundation), Oregon ranked 18th among the states in overall health. The state rankings and measures can be accessed at http://www.unitedhealthfoundation.org/ahr2005.html.

Oregon - Crime and Corrections

  • In 2004, Oregon had the 31st highest rate of violent crime among the 50 states (298 incidences per 100,000 residents). The U.S. rate was 466 incidences per 100,000 residents. (FBI, Uniform Crime Reports)
  • In the same year, Oregon had the 4th highest rate of property crime (4,025 incidences per 100,000 residents) – well above the U.S. average of 3,517.
  • Oregon had the 19th lowest incarceration rate per capita in 2004 – with 367 prisoners under federal and state jurisdiction per 100,000 residents. The rate of incarceration in Oregon has remained below the U.S. average since 1980 (see below).

Number of Prisoners (Federal and State) Per 100,000 Residents – Oregon and the U.S. Average
Number of Prisoners (Federal and State) Per 100,000 Residents – Oregon and the U.S. Average
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau

Oregon Counties

State averages often mask vast disparities within states. For example, the personal income per capita in Oregon ranges from $20,222 in Malheur County to $37,094 in Clackamas County. Also, the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor’s degree or higher ranges from 12.0 percent in Malheur County to 50.4 percent in Benton County (a ratio of more than 4 to 1).

Therefore, it is important to display regional and county differences. Many of these data are available to MyOnlineMaps.com subscribers at the state and county levels – and can be used to generate state and county maps or to download for research purposes. Furthermore, the “Resources” section of MyonlineMaps.com contains links to these and other valuable data sources.

Oregon Counties

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